• Open house will focus on Route 47

    SUGAR GROVE—Local residents can learn more about the Route 47 improvement study during an Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) open house on Wednesday, Nov. 3, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sugar Grove Community House.

    • Posted October 31, 2010
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  • Graceffa receives community service award from Sheriff

    KANE COUNTY—Kane County Sheriff Patrick Perez on Wednesday presented three local citizens with the Roscoe Ebey Citizen of the Year Award.

    • Posted October 31, 2010
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  • RF Houtz & Son celebrates 50 years

    Elburn—Cub Cadet, the leader in premium quality outdoor power equipment, recently celebrated 50 years of success at their National Dealer Meeting in Orlando, Fla.

    • Posted October 31, 2010
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  • District 302 seeks committed candidates

    KANELAND—Prospective candidates for the Kaneland School Board should know that if elected, they face a significant responsibility, Board President Cheryl Krauspe said.

    • Posted October 31, 2010
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  • Proposed village budget has new IT expense

    Mosquito abatement expenditure debated ELBURN—The village of Elburn's proposed budget includes a new line item for 2011-12—an expenditure of $10,000 for information technology (IT) services formerly provided by a village employee.

    • Posted October 30, 2010
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  • Trio seek seat to represent 14th Congressional District

    Democrat incumbent Bill Foster seeks his second term representing the 14th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, while Republican challenger Randy Hultgren and Green Party candidate Dan Kairis seek to replace him in Washington.

    • Posted October 30, 2010
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  • Lauzen, Juby vie for state Senate seat

    Both incumbent Republican Chris Lauzen and his Democrat challenger, Leslie Juby, believe the state government needs to be reformed.

    • Posted October 30, 2010
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  • Rickert seeks to continue public service

    David Rickert, the Republican incumbent in the race for Kane County Treasurer, hopes to continue his service to the county after the Nov. 2 election.

    • Posted October 30, 2010
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  • Barn destroyed in afternoon blaze

    Firefighters stop flames from spreading ELBURN—A barn burned to the ground at 42W733 Route 38 late Tuesday afternoon after a sparking electrical line caused a fire in the building.

    • Posted October 29, 2010
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  • KHS schedule change may be postponed

    Officials consider waiting another year for 8-period days KANELAND—Kaneland School District officials have set a plan in motion which, if carried out, will push the change to an eight-block schedule at Kaneland High School to the 2012-13 school...

    • Posted October 29, 2010
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  • Halloween happenings and Trick or Treat hours

    Elburn resident Chuck Swanson went all-out with the Halloween decorations this year, but the high winds Tuesday wreaked havoc on the frightful crew in his front yard.

    • Posted October 29, 2010
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  • Village will repair leaking pump

    ELBURN—The village of Elburn will hire Gaskill-Walton to repair a leaking pump at the Williams Ridge Lift Station in Blackberry Creek subdivision, for an amount not to exceed $9,980.

    • Posted October 29, 2010
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  • Court: Seyller must cover shortfall with special funds

    KANE COUNTY—Kane County Circuit Clerk Deborah Seyller's attorney Dean Frieders said his client will seek guidance from the court about how to carry out a recent court order.

    • Posted October 29, 2010
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  • Wind leads to thousands of power outages

    ELBURN—Galeforce winds on Tuesday led to power outages in more than 60,000 households and businesses in Northern Illinois including the Kaneland area, ComEd spokesman Alicia Zatkowski said.

    • Posted October 29, 2010
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  • Kops & kids in MP

    Maple Park Police Chief Mike Acosta hands out bags of popcorn during the Halloween edition of Kops and Kids event at the Maple Park Civic Center Monday.

    • Posted October 29, 2010
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  • Church news for Oct. 29

    A look through this week's church calendar

    • Posted October 29, 2010
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  • KHS sets parent-teacher conference times

    Kaneland—The following are times for parent-teacher conferences at Kaneland High School this fall: Wednesday, Nov. 3, from 3 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, from noon to 4 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m.

    • Posted October 29, 2010
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  • Dr. Richard Roland Grayson

    Dr. Richard Roland Grayson, M.D., 85, of Batavia, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010, at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Ill.

    • Posted October 28, 2010
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  • Seeing Redskin

    Football cinches first unblemished regular season since 1998 KANELAND—After Friday’s 47-7 win by Kaneland over Morris, the Redskins were probably glad the two teams met only once this season.

    • Posted October 28, 2010
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  • KHS duo make one giant leap for tennis at State

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.—Not only did KHS tennis athletes make their way into the history books, they added a chapter.

    • Posted October 28, 2010
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  • Workin’ overtime: Kaneland soccer earns regional title, falls to Sterling in sectional

    KANELAND—It was one heck of a late-season run that the Knights’ soccer roster went on, and it will be nice to reflect on in time.

    • Posted October 28, 2010
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  • Lady Knights look toward sectional run

    MALTA—How can fortunes still be promising with the girls cross-country season in its last throes? When you run for the Lady Knights.

    • Posted October 28, 2010
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  • Boys XC produces third-place at regional

    MALTA—While the boys cross-country season is soon to come to an end, the Knights aren't quite ready to pack up.

    • Posted October 28, 2010
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  • V-ball enters regionals with 19 wins

    KANELAND—Lady Knights volleyball continued their recent roll on Thursday at the home of the Lady Foxes by a final of 25-23, 25-21.

    • Posted October 28, 2010
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  • Xplosion U14 Halloween Bake Sale Oct. 30.

    The Kane County Xplosion U14 girls softball team will have its annual Halloween Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.on Oct. 30 in front of both Reams Elburn Market and the Elburn Jewel-Osco.

    • Posted October 28, 2010
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  • IHSA reveals new media plans

    BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—The Illinois High School Association (IHSA), in conjunction with its broadcast partner When We Were Young Productions, has announced its television network coverage for the 2010-11 school year.

    • Posted October 28, 2010
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  • Gov. Quinn deserves more credit; and your vote

    Sometimes the person doing all of the hard work gets all of the criticism and none of the credit. Gov. Pat Quinn helped bring 1,200 Illinois jobs to Ford, an American car company.

    • Posted October 28, 2010
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  • Akemann continues his tradition of service

    David Akemann is a public servant by which I mean he has spent much of his professional and private life doing things that are a public good.

    • Posted October 28, 2010
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  • Not ‘just a mom’ anymore

    “I’m just a mom!” So many times I have made this statement thinking that I cannot make a difference.

    • Posted October 28, 2010
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  • Tired of the character attacks

    Out of frustration, I have opted to write this letter to the editor. Is anyone out there tired of viewing the many electoral commercials along with the criticisms, judgments, degrading of characters, belittling and on and on?

    • Posted October 28, 2010
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  • Recent forum makes it clear: we’re voting for Hultgren

    Monday night's (Oct. 18) forum featuring Republican Randy Hultgren and Congressman Bill Foster was a long-overdue chance for the constituents of the 14th Congressional District to finally hold Bill Foster accountable for his disappointing record in Congress.

    • Posted October 28, 2010
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  • In support of John G. Dalton

    Most of us hope that we are never required to appear before a judge. However, the reality of today’s world is that we—or someone we love—is now or will soon be involuntarily in contact with the judicial...

    • Posted October 28, 2010
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